Current issues in resynchronization therapy of patients with heart failure


Authors: P. Heinc
Authors‘ workplace: I. interní klinika, FN Olomouc
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2009, 11(1): 20-25

Overview

Current issues in resynchronization therapy of patients with heart failure. The aim of this paper is to provide an up-to-date review of topical issues in resynchronization therapy. The question of optimal selection of heart failure patients suitable for cardiac resynchronization therapy is discussed. Specific problems of cardiac resynchronization therapy in apatient with atrial fibrillation, in apatient with indication for permanent pacing for bradyarrhythmia, in acase of right bundle branch block presentation and in patients with mild heart failure are presented. Optimal choice of the device for implantation is discussed at the end of the paper.

Keywords:
cardiac resynchronization therapy – heart failure – ventricular dyssynchrony – cardioverter-defibrillator


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